Welcome to the Urethral Stricture Support blog. These pages are intended to assist those with questions regarding the disease, expected outcomes, resources, and emotional and informational support. AT NO TIME WILL MEDICAL ADVICE OF ANY KIND BE RENDERED. With your permission, your commentary may be included within the topics discussed within this forum. Moderators Cesar and Tim have a combined 50 years (celebrating a half-century of difficult urination) of experience in living with, dealing with, and overcoming what is broadly considered a disease with a high rate of morbidity. We have experienced every common surgical and instrumental "fix"/"repair" offered including the implantation of the Urolume Endoprosthesis. Both moderators have experience with the Urolume Endoprosthesis. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first and only such support group anywhere. Please, do not be afraid or embarrassed to ask any question with regards to your diagnosis. We encourage you to discuss any and all information offered within this blog with your Urologist. A proactive and informed patient usually receives the best care.

With your help, and well-considered posts, the information gleaned from this site should help the countless scores of males aged 18 and over who are encountering the diagnosis of "Urethral Stricture".


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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Frontiers in Reconstructive Urology, EUROPE : Dr. Enzo Palminteri, Arezzo, Italy

A long, long time ago, before the days of Google®, when the premiere search engines were Yahoo®, Lycos®, and the Northern Light® search engine, when you would enter the words "urethral" + "stricture" into the subject field, the name "Enzo Palminteri, M.D. would appear, followed by oodles and oodles of publications authored by him.  In 1998, we had a rather lengthy three-part correspondence regarding "difficulties" that I had encountered with a permanent urethral stent; which were (then) new to the United States, but had been implanted in Europe and other countries for several years previously.

I will say that his evaluation and opinions were quite accurate.

There is an association of the world's reconstructive urologists which travels to "out of the way locales" in order to demonstrate their invaluable techniques to local urological surgeons, Dr. Palminteri participates in this association, as do the other surgeons listed within the "Frontier's in Reconstructive Urology" series.

If we ever decide to "monetize" this site, the pittance which we receive will be directly donated to assist these surgeons with their travel costs; I have been told that most of those are out of pocket.

Many of Dr. Palminteri's urethroplastic techniques were vast improvements over those traditionally performed at the time. He was among the first to warn of the problems with "permanent urethral stents", and has among the most highly skilled hands of those which perform the Johansen's procedure.

I can go on and on, referencing his publications, and his work. There will be references to his publications and his videos on our "resources" site. For now, here's a link to a Youtube® video of his performance of a urethroplasty using a buccal mucosal autograft: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsbiHmxM6zs&noredirect=1

Per: Moderator Tim

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